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Old 09-05-2009, 04:58 AM   #1
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Default Minimum CPU for GTX 285.

What would you guys suggest you have and not bottle neck the card. Im currently with Quad core 2.86ghz. Do i need to go higher?
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:07 AM   #2
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You mean the Q9550?

Overclock it and find out

It will depend mostly on your resolution though, the higher the res (1920x1200+), the more work the GPU has to do and the GPU will become the bottleneck. At lower resolutions, the CPU is the bottleneck and that is why there is no point in buying a high end card when you have a small monitor.
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Default Re: Minimum CPU for GTX 285.

so worshipme
with a quad core OCed to 3 GHz + (lets say up to 4 GHz [if possible])
how would that work for a GTX 275 with 1798MB of ram
in your experiance and personal opinion would that still bottle neck the GPU on a 1680 x 1020 screen?
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so worshipme
with a quad core OCed to 3 GHz + (lets say up to 4 GHz [if possible])
how would that work for a GTX 275 with 1798MB of ram
in your experiance and personal opinion would that still bottle neck the GPU on a 1680 x 1020 screen?
Unless its a Core i7 don't expect to get it to 4GHz easily; unless you have liquid cooling.
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Default Re: Minimum CPU for GTX 285.

I personally think the Q9550 would run up to the gtx 285 fine and the 295 with some over clocking. Im trying to get an ideah of where my processor should be.
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Default Re: Minimum CPU for GTX 285.

If you're getting a new CPU I'd get the core i7 920
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If you're getting a new CPU I'd get the core i7 920
Well the I7's have been losing to Intel Core 2 Quads in almost every bench mark i've seen.

Back to the subject of the thread I still havent got a clear answer.
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Well the I7's have been losing to Intel Core 2 Quads in almost every bench mark i've seen.

Back to the subject of the thread I still havent got a clear answer.

The hell benchmarks have you been seeing? o.O
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I have a AMD Phenom II X4 940 and just to say it... Crysis runs like a dream on ultra...
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